It seems like I’ve spent the last year crawling throughout rain soaked Ca. form one pot-head medical marijuana event to another. I’m not sure about some of the things I saw within some of these communities… hungry for medical cannabis. The reality of the nightmare of marijuana prohibition that president Obama has set upon us. I saw people from all venues of life who love pot, weed, medical marijuana or what ever lame ass name you want to call it – Its a plant, plain and simple. This was so invigorating to see and most weed smokers would go on to tell me that as tough as things appear, we’re better off than those with no medical marijuana laws to protect them at all.
Starting off at 4:20 am (on 4.20 – 2012) in the morning off in front of Oaksterdam for any protest and march beginning in the Concord Federal building. It had been a colorful and powerful come out well over 100 devoted activists and concerned cannabis supporters. The audience accumulated at 1301 Clay Street with signs along with a hunger for freedom. Lots of people who support Oaklsterdam and cannabis reform were attending, and thrilled for that cause. It had been awesome to determine. The big event was organized by CANORML (I believe), brought by Dale Garinger.
But anyway….Following the speeches the audience started marching towards lower Clay Street and thru Oscar Grant Plaza and also the City Hall corridor. There is a lengthy type of us marching with this signs and our spirits. Everyone else chanted and screamed and traffic within the plaza was stopped dead as our precession came through raising awareness for that cause.
My message — one which was leaking over from the day before; “QUIT TAKING POOR KIDS TO JAIL FOR WEED!” When you are able achieve individuals with the content that “America locks up 25% from the world’s prison population, while only getting 5% from the actual world population because we take poor kids to jail for weed every single day,” people have it. They are able to comprehend the fundamental math and individuals realize that these laws and regulations mainly concentrate on the poor and fewer fortunate in today’s world. I screamed “IT Isn’t The Wealthy KIDS Likely To JAIL FOR WEED! It’s The POOR KIDS!” In Concord, that’s a really REAL message. I saw many viewers ponder the details and jerk in complete agreement or noticeably show their support. Taking kids to jail for weed is no more acceptable which was the content I made the decision to hammer home .
The march visited Obama’s campaign headquarters in Concord along with a crowd was outdoors demanding that Obama keep his promise to prevent interfering in condition cannabis laws and regulations. Several prominent activist, such as the great Chris Conrad, spoke in defiance of tyranny and advised Obama knock-off the shit. It had been an excellent action and something which was memorable as well as very fun. I suppose I simply love standing in the pub corner screaming about weed. Not necessarily, however i deeply love understanding that we arrived at 100s, otherwise 1000′s, of individuals using the message that cannabis prohibition is fucking crazy.
Folks organised in the Oaksterdam student union later on for many refreshments and camaraderie. It had been best to see diverse people in our community attending to battle for which is appropriate. I spoken with a reporter who requested me basically was disappointed using the come out, given all that’s happening. I reminded him that people were knee deep within an actual war, which our opposition had managed to get hard for the public to leave the cannabis closet because society still stigmatizes cannabis customers which many face lack of employment…or kids…or their liberties, if they’re shot in a cannabis rally. It is not easy turning non-activists to political actions, as there’s regrettably still a great deal on the line within this era. I assured him that for everybody people there have been millions of others entertaining us on and standing there around. He agreed.
Later within the day I made your way to Hippy Hill in SF. I didn’t allow it to be by 4:20, when i decided. I had been in the toll booth for 4/20 but amazingly enough there have been twelve approximately cars consistent with us which were all taking pleasure in as soon as because the huge clock around the Bay Bridge tool booth read 4:20 pm. It had been type of surreal. There is a puff of smoke rising up in the see of cars, and i’m confident it wasn’t exhaust.
However when we’ve got to Hippy Hill it had been still packed towards the max with weedheads. The whole front half (a minimum of) of Golden Gate Park was populated by individuals who love cannabis. It had been fucking sweet. Within the field near hippy hill there have been stoners so far as the attention often see. Kids were moving little read wagons filled with food items around, music was thumping, and there is weed smoke EVERYWHERE. The floor was full of blunt packages and glass bongs were being passed around through the dozen. We rose the hill to miss the huge crowd and to take the vibe. It had been EPIC SHIT. There is no arguing the energy of the area filled with cannabis enthusiasts who don’t provide a fuck and are prepared to be outlaws…even if just during the day. People originated from all to take part in the gorgeous day and also the ceremony of fourOr20. I had been impressed. It might not be simple to get people to get an indication and obtain to some protest however the statement produced by 20,000 plus waiting in a area taking massive rips and repel the shit from the law with every weed hustle you can think about is Effective by itself. It states “WE are here, and go fuck yourself.” Mad respect to any or all the children who arrived on the scene making that shit free.
Then we caught some hella tasty grub at Memphis Minnies close to the Vapor Room on lower Haight St. Scrumptious. The Vapor Room was packed, therefore we didn’t create a cameo there but rather packed the van and headed out for a night in Sacramento with SaccCannMove.org’s event at Harlow’s. It had been a great event in a great venue with nice music and lots of individuals who supported ending cannabis prohibition. A few of the neighborhood arrived on the scene and that we were built with a swell time coming body fat doobies out back and talking about the present situation and also the occurrences during the day.
I acquired home at about 3 am after shedding from the folks and woke up early for many little league action. I almost called it within the next day for that Deep Eco-friendly Fest in Richmond, however, many good buddies have there been and so i drawn my 3 hrs rest getting ass together making the visit to “The Wealthy.” Deep Eco-friendly was once more a sparsely attended event, that appeared a lot more like a trade event than a celebration. Actually, I’m not extending its love to visit “deep” in it, because it was virtually just like this past year and you will read it within articles titled ”Deep Something…” It appeared to become a little less people than this past year even, no matter just how much attention it got from Weed Wars. It might be challenging people arrive at Richmond. I suppose the real test is going to be when High Occasions turns up in June to complete the Cannabis Cup in the same venue. If it’s packed, only then do we knows it’s not Richmond’s somewhat roughneck status the reason for the possible lack of turnout to Much deeper Eco-friendly, the follow up. I am certain the big event marketers have to be rethinking this for the coming year, but we will have. I figured after this past year they’d have threw in the towel about this year. Exactly what do I understand anyway?
Used to do have fun because, as noted within the article from this past year, me and my buddies like to walk around and check out the crazies that comprise this industry and obtain a good chuckle from everyone’s latest and finest ordeals because the event wasn’t packed there is lots of elbow room and places to sit down. They did give a love bus towards the smoking yard this time around that was intriguing and colorful without a doubt.
We finished our extended cameo and returned to your accommodation for any awesome dab session with Deejay Wiid. My cannabis adventures had ended, and that i drove to the home before night time so I didn’t are a pumpkin.
Things I learned over my 48 hour blitz tour of countless unique and interesting cannabis occasions was that WEED Rocks !! People enjoy it. It will help many people possess a better existence. It’s super safe. Chicks search weed. Weed knows no age, race, or type of person. Weed is ubiquitous. Individuals will visit great measures simply because they love weed. Weed is important. And there’s an abundance of weed in Northern Cali without a doubt.